History of the Federal Judiciary


  Biographical Directory of Federal Judges
Preyer, Lunsford Richardson
Born January 11, 1919, in Greensboro, NC
Died April 3, 2001, in Greensboro, NC

Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina
Received a recess appointment from John F. Kennedy on October 7, 1961, to a new seat authorized by 75 Stat. 80; nominated to the same position by John F. Kennedy on January 15, 1962. Confirmed by the Senate on February 7, 1962, and received commission on February 17, 1962. Service terminated on October 9, 1963, due to resignation.

Education:
Princeton University, A.B., 1941
Harvard Law School, LL.B., 1949

Professional Career:
U.S. Navy, 1941-1946
Private practice, New York City, 1949-1950
Private practice, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1951-1956
Judge, North Carolina Superior Court, 1956-1961
Candidate for governor, North Carolina, 1964
Senior vice president and trust officer, North Carolina National Bank, 1965-1968
U.S. representative from North Carolina, 1969-1981

 

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